Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bank on it
Omzo is one of the most popular young rappers in Senegal. He grew up in Medina, a very poor section of Dakar. He was propelled to national popularity with a track "Kunu Abal Ay Beut" that was an attack on corrupt leaders and international groups like the World Bank and IMF (it can be heard on his MySpace.) It was widely considered to have influenced the outcome of the elections of 2000. He brought a slow and relaxed style that was very different from the style of the time which featured super rapid rhyming. I especially love the guitar playing in the track.

Goor Yombul

His MySpace
His website

Buy Omzo at Nomadic Wax Records

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